Anita Simmons is a human resources executive with more than 25 years of experience. She has spent the past 18 years in the government contracting and association field. Her focus is on strategic human resources and organizational development, with a broad portfolio that ranges from recruitment and retention to conflict resolution, labor relations, change management and benefits administration. Her expertise includes collaboration with cross-functional divisions on strategic planning in human resources to support and further corporate goals, the introduction of cost containment strategies that result in significant savings, and the implementation of strategic initiatives for talent acquisition, retention, and succession planning. Anita is originally from Los Angeles, California and enjoys reading and spending time with her boys.